Étiquette : microsoft (page 1 of 4)

“The unprecedented attack on Apple iPhones revealed by Google this week was broader than first thought. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation said that Google’s own Android operating system and Microsoft Windows PCs were also targeted in a campaign that sought to infect the computers and smartphones of the Uighur ethnic group in China.”

Source : iPhone Hackers Caught By Google Also Targeted Android And Microsoft Windows, Say Sources

A 3D-printed head being made at the Backface studio in Birmingham, U.K.

“No such luck with the iPhone X, though. Apple’s investment in its tech – which saw the company work with a Hollywood studio to create realistic masks to test Face ID – has clearly paid off. It was impossible to break in with the model. Microsoft appeared to have done a fine job too. It’s new Windows Hello facial recognition also didn’t accept the fake head as real. Little surprise the two most valuable companies in the world offer the best security.”

Source : We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head

“Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

Traduction personnelle : « cela nous coûte trop cher de développer notre propre moteur de rendu dès lors que notre navigateur n’intéresse personne, du coup, nous préférons profiter du travail et de l’ouverture de Google pour avancer à moindre frais et capter tout de même toute votre attention dans notre propre environnement ».

Source : Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

“it’s not the only user-unfriendly land grab we’ve seen Microsoft test out recently. Microsoft aborted a short-sighted attempt to scare people away from Google’s Chrome web browser in September, and it tried to shuffle Mail users to its Microsoft Edge browser any time they clicked a link, back in March.”

Source : Microsoft wants to put ads in Windows email — and it’s already testing them out (update) – The Verge

Two women outdoors looking at a mobile device using facial recognition technology.

“Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has updated its facial recognition technology with significant improvements in the system’s ability to recognize gender across skin tones. That improvement addresses recent concerns that commercially available facial recognition technologies more accurately recognized gender of people with lighter skin tones than darker skin tones, and that they performed best on males with lighter skin and worst on females with darker skin.
With the new improvements, Microsoft said it was able to reduce the error rates for men and women with darker skin by up to 20 times. For all women, the company said the error rates were reduced by nine times. Overall, the company said that, with these improvements, they were able to significantly reduce accuracy differences across the demographics”.

Source : Microsoft improves facial recognition to perform well across all skin tones, genders

“Microsoft has been rapidly investing in open source technology since Satya Nadella took over the CEO role. Microsoft has open sourced PowerShellVisual Studio Code, and the Microsoft Edge JavaScript engine. Microsoft also partnered with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, and acquired Xamarin to assist with mobile app development”.

Source : Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub – The Verge

Microsoft ouvre ses data centers en France pour renforcer son offre Cloud sur le territoire

«Microsoft officialise aujourd’hui l’ouverture de ses data centers en France, trois en région parisienne et un dans la région marseillaise, en présence notamment de la Centrale d’Achat de l’Informatique Hospitalière – CAIH ainsi que du Conseil Départemental du Val d’Oise qui figurent parmi les premiers clients de ces data centers. Microsoft réaffirme ainsi son engagement vis-à-vis de l’écosystème numérique français en proposant aux entreprises comme aux organisations qui le souhaitent de bénéficier des services Azure et Office 365 depuis la France

Source : Microsoft ouvre ses data centers en France pour renforcer son offre Cloud sur le territoire – Hub Presse

«Gender-Specific Language. Targets gendered language which may be perceived as excluding, dismissive, or stereotyping. Consider using gender-inclusive language. Example: We need more policemen to maintain public safety. Policemen is corrected to police officers».

Source : Select grammar and writing style options in Office 2016 – Office Support

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«Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius complete the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic»

Source : Marea: The future of subsea cables

« The method they developed to beat Ms. Pac-Man could be used to help a company’s sales organization make precise predictions about which potential customers to target at a particular time or on a particular day. The system could use multiple agents, each representing one client, with a top agent weighing factors such as which clients are up for contract renewal, which contracts are worth the most to the company and whether the potential customer is typically in the office that day or available at that time » – Rahul Mehrotra.

Source : Divide and conquer: How Microsoft researchers used AI to master Ms. Pac-Man – Next at Microsoft

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